If you visit CPI’s Prevention Perspectives website, or read our Supportive Stance newsletter, you might have read a recent report we posted that summarizes the education-related legislative activity that has taken place so far in 2011.
In that report, we included the latest information on federal bill HR 1381 (previously introduced in 2010 as HR 4247), which was reintroduced in the House this month. Known as the Keeping All Students Safe Act, the bill passed in the House last year, but never made it to the Senate. Because no action was taken before year end, reintroduction was required in 2011. If passed, the bill will limit the use of physical restraint and seclusion in schools through the creation of safety standards that will be similar to those that are already established in hospitals and other facilities.
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A couple of weeks ago, I had the tremendous honor of hosting one of the founders of CPI, AlGene Caraulia, Sr., at CPI headquarters in Milwaukee. His personal story, interwoven with CPI’s business history, was fascinating, and “grounded” the entire staff in terms of our overall mission, the vision the founders had, and the remarkable fruition of their collective aims.... Read more »
Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the NAPHS (National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., along with Kendra Stea, CPI’s director of client services.
The NAPHS is an advocate of high-quality mental health and substance abuse care. Each year, they host this meeting to bring behavioral health care leaders together to advocate for mental health care policies and to promote high-quality care for treatment. Meeting attendees have the chance to meet with decision-makers in behavioral health legislation.Read more »
It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since I joined the CPI team. It’s been an incredible couple of years for me, as I’ve experienced all of CPI’s training programs, met with our Certified Instructors and their organizations, and gained a sense of the awesome work that all of you do on behalf of children, coworkers, and vulnerable adults and seniors.Read more »
It's hard to believe, but CPI's 2011 International Instructors' Conference is just a few short months away! We've been busy planning and preparing the Conference activities, speakers, and training sessions for you to make this the most exciting and valuable Conference yet.Read more »
I always think it's important to recognize individuals and facilities that are interested in taking their practices to an even higher level. That's why I'm excited to share information about a new program that allows staff and their organizations to obtain such recognition.... Read more »
A quick Internet search reveals dozens of articles about school bullying, on topics ranging from incidents of violence, cyberbullying, bullying prevention tips, and new programs and procedures that organizations have set in place in order to stop bullying. There's no question that this is a critical issue.Read more »
Recently, CPI had the privilege of hosting two visitors from Elgin School District U-46 in Illinois. John Heiderscheidt and Kelvin Lane are two Certified Instructors who are heading a large implementation of CPI's Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program in the district.Read more »
If you go to the last page of this blog, you’ll find my first entry, in which I discussed CPI’s resolutions for 2010. So how did we do? Let’s hold CPI’s feet to the fire . . .Read more »
In an article that recently appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a local newspaper here in Milwaukee, it was revealed that police were dispatched to nursing homes more than 380 times during the first half of 2010 for incidents related to resident behavior.Read more »